[Beowulf] Intel splits the network

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Apr 22 04:21:22 PDT 2013


On 04/22/2013 07:16 AM, atchley tds.net wrote:
> The Intel page linked from above says that it is standards based. I
> assume OpenFlow, but I don't see it listed anywhere. Ahh, looking at one
> of their white papers, it mentions it could be based on an API like
> OpenFlow.
>
> Intel is moving into switches? Does Intel already make switches?

Intel owns Fulcrum (ASIC in many 10GbE switches), Aries interconnect, 
Infiniband (from QLogic/PathScale).  Switches were, to a degree, 
inevitable for them.  A natural progression.

They make motherboards and chassis as well.


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